SMS scnews item created by Leo Tzou at Fri 9 Sep 2016 1825
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 11 Mar 2017
Calendar1: 4 Nov 2016 1400-1500
CalLoc1: UNSW Red Centre 4082
CalTitle1: The ABC conjecture
Auth: leo@ (ltzo2369) in SMS-WASM

Colloquium: Voloch -- The ABC conjecture

The ABC conjecture is a simple, elementary statement about whole numbers and their prime
factorisations.  Nevertheless, it has numerous striking consequences.  Recently, S.
Mochizuki announced a proof of this conjecture, but its correctness is not yet fully
verified.  In this talk, I will state the conjecture, motivate it, explain some of its
consequences and try to explain the parts of Mochizuki’s strategy that I understand.